June 11, 2014 at 1:08 pm #6898
Rose Bouquet is a gorgeous kit full of shabby chic papers and embellishments; just perfect for the style we all love so much! Here's the layout that I'm going to share with you today. All the papers and embellishments came from the main kit. Let's get started!
1. If you've never tried this technique, be sure to give a go. It takes a lot of the pain out of fussy cutting! Take the floral and green striped paper, Anecdote, and with a paintbrush paint a line of water around the floral design. Then tear along the damp line. There you have it, fussy cutting and distressing all at the same time. Ink the edges if you desire. I used Distress Bundled Sage and Mix'd Media Inx Peaches. As you can see I use a pair of tweezers to hold the paper down as I gently tear along the water line thatI've painted on.
2. Using the same floral striped paper, Anecdote, cut a piece about 7.5 wide leaving the bottom ragged from where you tore out the flowers. Tear strips off all around about 1/4. Use a white paint dabber and dab around the edges.
3. Now find the coral colored Ruby Rock-it Heritage Old News paper and cut a piece 8.5 x 10.25. Punch all the edges with any punch, I used Martha Stewarts swirling lace and then distress the edges. Use the white paint dabber on the edges.
4. Now take the small rose print Kaisercraft paper, Confession, and tear about 1/4 off all the edges. I used Picket Fence Distress Stain over much of the paper to give it a slightly faded look. Dampen the to edges and scrunch.
5. Cut out a 10 square from the KC pale coral paper, Reminisce, and set aside to use on another project. Distress the edges of the 12 x 12 frame and ink.
6. Time to assemble! Center and glue the rose print paper on top of the pale coral frame.
7. Adhere the Ruby Rock-it coral sheet centering from side to side on top of the small rose print.
8. Adhere the mint striped paper on top the Ruby Rock-it paper making sure that the punching shows on the top and sides.
9. We will pop up the floral strip from Anecdote with foam tape but for me only at the top as I am fitting joualing under the florals. Attach the floral strip 6 from the top of the page.
10. Glue lace on either side of the photo placement.
11. Now use the large Shabby Chic Treasures frame from the kit to frame your photo. Attach frame and photo just over the floral strip between the lace.
12. Double up the vine thread and glue on top of the lace.
13. Take two of the Prima Wood Embellishment keys and emboss with the Lindy's Geranium Coral Blush embossing powder. I have hidden joualing folded in the coral paper under the flowers. You can add this as joualing or as a decorative element. Glue the keys just below the photo along with one of the Prima wooden embellishment pointing hands as shown.
14. At this point you are ready to embellish. Place the flowers undeeath the photo and add a large leaf on either side. I made 6 rolled roses from the left over Ruby Rock-it Heritage Old News coral color paper. Add some flowers to the top of the layout, tuck in more of the ivy vine thread and one of the Prima wooden clock embellies.
That's it! Be sure to ask any questions you might have.
The photo is of my grandparents and all of their children, my aunts and uncles. Lots of joualing under the joual flap. Here it is if you are interested.
I have so many fond memories of times spent at my Grandparents house. We were a big family and it was so fun having so many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Aunt Elsie didn’t have any children and so she, in particular, really doted on us. Her husband, who we called either Uncle Alex or Uncle Everett, would bring us silver dollars or 2-dollar bills and of course, we loved that!
Papa Greene had a country store and in the summers, we would play kick-the-can or hide and seek down by the store with the other children who came to the store with their folks. The store was a meeting place and you’d always find someone there sitting on the bench dipping snuff and talking about their crops.
Papa Greene was such a fun grandpa, he really loved his grandchildren. When we’d leave from a visit, he’d give each of us a small brown paper sack filled with penny candies. He was never too busy for us.
Mama Greene loved us too but she was always busy. In the summers, she cooked all the time as she made dinner (which is lunch to most of us) for the tobacco hands. I remember the help coming in from the fields so well. There was a big dipper out by the well; they’d all go there and have a big drink of water. Then on the porch, she had several wash pans set out, one to wash the tobacco gum off their hands and another for rinsing. Now they were ready for dinner! Dinner was usually lots of fresh vegetables from the garden and cobread. She always had snaps – those are green beans that she always cross cut after cooking so that they pieces were about a half inch in size. My favorite dish was Grandma’s potatoes, which were chunks of potato in a cream sauce that she made from the cooking broth and butter. They were so good and I make them now but they aren’t as good as Mama Greene’s. There might have been a little pork but usually there wasn’t much meat. Of course, no meal is complete without dessert and she always had one.
Before we ate, she always announced what was for dinner. I can still hear her in my head, “Now there’s Irish potatoes, snaps…”. For years, I thought she was saying ash potatoes! She was distinguishing between Irish potatoes and sweet potatoes.
When she wasn’t cooking, she was working in the garden or canning and freezing for the rest of the year. There was always something from the garden that needed to be shelled. Sometimes we’d sit outside under a big shade tree and shell field peas and butter beans.
"Some cars look like they're going fast when they're standing still. The Camaro looks like it's going to beat you unconscious, put you in a silly hat, invite a couple of other Camaros over to take photos of you, then e-mail them to all your friends and co-workers. Call me crazy, but I like that in a car."June 11, 2014 at 1:54 pm #240272June 11, 2014 at 2:01 pm #240273
This is just absolutely wonderful Maggie! I love how you've run the flower border right through the middle. It reminds me of the beautifully wall papered rooms at MY grandma's house! I loved waking up in the moing looking at them.
That's just GENIUS how you tore the flowers and distressed at the same time! Love it!
Reading your joualing, I realized how important it is to preserve those memories for others. It's why I started scrapbooking in the first time, and now I quite often don't take the time to do the joualing. I will have to get back to that.
That was interesting what you said about not having meat very often. People back then were probably WAY more healthy (cholesterol wise) than we are now.
I so enjoyed this post, as I'm having my moing coffee and waiting for the fellows to come that are going to help me plant one last tree!June 11, 2014 at 2:08 pm #240274June 11, 2014 at 2:09 pm #240271June 11, 2014 at 2:28 pm #240276
Beautiful! What a great idea on using a wet paintbrush to fussy cut and distress at the same time. I am gonna try this for sure!June 11, 2014 at 3:02 pm #240278June 11, 2014 at 3:34 pm #240275
Oh my, wonderful! What a fantastic tip with the brush 🙂 Your joualing reminds us why we do this wonderful craft 🙂
While the dishes we make might not be as good as our loved one's made, it's always wonderful memories that making it brings back 🙂June 11, 2014 at 3:44 pm #240277
Some of you will remember Tammy, simplyme, she is the one who gave me the tearing tip.
"Some cars look like they're going fast when they're standing still. The Camaro looks like it's going to beat you unconscious, put you in a silly hat, invite a couple of other Camaros over to take photos of you, then e-mail them to all your friends and co-workers. Call me crazy, but I like that in a car."June 11, 2014 at 4:11 pm #240279
Just fabulous, Maggi!
"Some cars look like they're going fast when they're standing still. The Camaro looks like it's going to beat you unconscious, put you in a silly hat, invite a couple of other Camaros over to take photos of you, then e-mail them to all your friends and co-workers. Call me crazy, but I like that in a car."June 11, 2014 at 8:41 pm #240280June 11, 2014 at 8:43 pm #240281
Beautiful layout Maggi and whata great idea for the fussy cutting, I'm going to try that one for sure! I loved the joualing took me back to my childhood with our extended family, such great memories!June 12, 2014 at 8:17 pm #240282
Fab step by step and a beautiful layout, What a great tip with the brush and water for the 'fussy cutting', will be trying that! Lovely to read about your memories too!June 13, 2014 at 1:29 am #240283
Great fussy cutting tip. Definitely going to give that one a try! Love this LO, glad it was used for the kit tutorial.June 13, 2014 at 1:56 am #240284
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